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Visual Mount for a Tak TOA 150?

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#1 GeneralT001

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:32 PM

Thoughts on what would be a good buy to just do visual with this telescope?



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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:13 PM

I think a Losmandy G11G would be a good choice.


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:39 PM

I was thinking maybe just a simple Alt-Z type mount?



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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:39 PM

I would look at the DM-6:
http://www.discmounts.com/

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:41 PM

I would look at the DM-6:
http://www.discmounts.com/

Yes, I'm liking the look of that :)



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 05:39 AM

A Rowan AZ100 wouldn't have a problem handling the TOA-150.



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 06:51 AM

HERE is a link to AOKSwiss and their AYOdigi mounts

 

The AYOmaster might be a consideration. 

 

These are twin alt/az mounts so you could mount the C11 and 92mm Stowaway together or the Tak 150 and Stowaway together side-by-side. 

 

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 07:49 AM

I mount my Takahashi FS-152 NSV on a Discmount DM6 on a Berlabach Planet tripod with encoders. 

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 08:49 AM

I mount my Takahashi FS-152 NSV on a Discmount DM6 on a Berlabach Planet tripod with encoders. 

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Jonathan

Very nice indeed!



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 08:49 AM

Thanks all for the info/feedback. I have enough here to figure out what I would like.

 

 

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:15 AM

I have several alt/az mount setups for 6" f/8.

 

TMB 130 f/9 on DM-6/Astro Physics Eagle Pier on right,  TMB 130 f/7 on T-Rex/Berlebach Planet tripod on left:

Unfortunately T-Rex is no longer available.  I recommend DM-6 on sturdy tripod (Losmany FHD) for TOA-150.

 

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Long slow-motion control cables:

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When I need tracking (TTS-160):

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With video fluid heads (O'Connor 2560) on Berlebach Planet with K70 geared center column:

 

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The same video fluid heads on heavy duty carbon fiber tripod by Super Mount:

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Tammy


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 06:22 PM

I have several alt/az mount setups for 6" f/8.

 

TMB 130 f/9 on DM-6/Astro Physics Eagle Pier on right,  TMB 130 f/7 on T-Rex/Berlebach Planet tripod on left:

Unfortunately T-Rex is no longer available.  I recommend DM-6 on sturdy tripod (Losmany FHD) for TOA-150.

 

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Long slow-motion control cables:

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When I need tracking (TTS-160):

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With video fluid heads (O'Connor 2560) on Berlebach Planet with K70 geared center column:

 

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The same video fluid heads on heavy duty carbon fiber tripod by Super Mount:

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Tammy

Fantastic!



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 06:12 PM

The TOA 150 is extremely heavy to mount with a sideways mount by one person. Becareful, and grab the mount and wiggle it good before trusting your amazing refractor to a side winder mount. To date, every friend I have but one has dropped a telescope on a side mounted Alt Az mount. The one who hasn't just got his scope.

 

Good luck!!

 

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 04:36 AM

Rowan AZ100 with encoders and Nexus is the mount for that, on a Berlebach Planet. That or a DM6 or the TTS160.

Ralph your concern is a valid one though over the years I have adopted a safe method to side - load my big maks onto an AZEQ6 in altaz mode.

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